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Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" Released With Better HiDPI Support, App Changes

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 21:49
In meeting their plans for shipping Linux Mint 19.3 "Tricia" before Christmas, the Xfce / MATE / Cinnamon editions of this updated Linux distribution shipped this morning...

Intel Core i9 10980XE: Windows 10 vs. Linux Performance

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 20:30
A few weeks back having done Threadripper 3970X Windows vs. Linux benchmarks for seeing how the competing operating systems are performing, following the recent i9-10980XE 11-way Linux distributions tests I loaded up Microsoft Windows 10 Pro November 2019 Update... Here are those benchmarks for those wondering how the Cascadelake-X platform is running in Windows vs. Linux performance.

The Biggest Open-Source / Linux Radeon News Of The 2010s

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 19:46
Excluding the Linux hardware reviews, here is a look back at the most-viewed Radeon Linux/open-source graphics driver news of the 2010s...

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE AGX Orin With New SoC Built On Next-Gen GPU + Arm Hercules Cores

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 19:13
NVIDIA announced the new DRIVE AGX Orin last night as their software-defined platform for robots and vehicles. Besides the DRIVE AGX itself, making it very notable is the use of their new Tegra "Orin" SoC...

Intel iGPU Linux Gamers May Be Better Off With The "Powersave" Governor

Phoronix - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:33
While it's normally recommended switching to the P-State/CPUFreq "performance" governor for the optimal Linux gaming experience and the preferred default of Feral's GameMode Linux gaming daemon, in the case of Intel integrated graphics you may find better results in using the "powersave" governor...

Introduction to automation with Bash scripts - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:02

Sysadmins, those of us who run and manage Linux computers most closely, have direct access to tools that help us work more efficiently. To help you use these tools to their maximum benefit to make your life easier, this series of articles explores using automation in the form of Bash shell scripts. It covers:

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Linux desktops for minimalists: Getting started with LXQt and LXDE - Wed, 12/18/2019 - 16:01

Preserving and resurrecting old computers is a popular part of the Linux hacker's ethos, and one way to help make that possible is with a desktop environment that doesn't use up scarce system resources. After all, the fact that a current version of Linux can run effectively on a computer over 15 years old is quite a feat, but it doesn't make the CPU and RAM any better than the day they were slotted in. There are extremely light desktops available, but there's usually a catch: the user must assemble the parts.

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